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Richard Jaquelin MarshallRoster ID 6493
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1915|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Richard Jaquelin Marshall, Class of 1915: Genealogy: Born- June 16, 1895 in Fauquier Co. Va. Father- Marion Lewis Marshall; Mother- Rebecca Coke Marshall. Pat. Grandfather- Jaquelin Ambler Marshall; Pat. Grandmother- Rebecca Peyton Marshall. Mat. Grandfather- Richard Coke Marshall; Mat. Grandmother- Mary Katherine Wilson. Married- 1st- Nell B. Mutter; 2- Isabel Crum, daughter of Judge Benjamin P. Crum of Montgomery, Ala. Children- (From 1st marriage) 1- Richard J. Marshall, Jr. died 1944 in World War II; 2- Harriette Marshall Olsen, who married John E. Olsen.; 3- Step-Daughter from 2nd Marriage, Dorothy Strong who married Dr. William DuPont Strong. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 15, 1911; Graduated June 23, 1915 ranking 8th in a class of 56. Military Record: 1st Lieut. and Adjutant in the National Guard before joining the Regular Army. World War I- Captain of 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces; severely wounded in Meuse-Argonne Offensive Nov. 1, 1918 and in Hospital until March 1, 1919. During Peace time- Attended Army Schools including the Army War College and the Command and General Staff School; served in the U.S. and the Philippines. World War II- Promoted to Brig. Gen. in Dec. 1941; to Major Gen. in Aug. 1942; accompanied Gen. Douglas MacArthur from Corregidor to Australia and became Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces that drove the Japanese from the Pacific Islands, from New Guinea to the Philippines. Resigned in 1945 to become Superintendent of VMI. Careers: 1916-1945 See Military Record above; 1945-1952 Superintendent of VMI. Retired after suffering a stroke in 1952. Died- Aug. 3, 1973 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.|